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Alto Saxophonist Frank Morgan Dead at 73

Alto saxophonist Frank Morgan died of kidney failure in Minneapolis on Dec. 14th. Morgan, who was 73, had recently returned from a European tour. He had suffered a stroke in 1996 and had recently been diagnosed with terminal colon cancer. Earlier in his life, Morgan was addicted to heroin and spent considerable time in prison-he was away from the music business for 30 years.

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